Media Theory for the 21st Century

January 27, 2008

Week 4: more juicy syllabus goodness

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For those of you wondering which “excerpts” from Cramer’s Word Made Flesh document we are expected to read, I got this message from Kate Hayles:

“As you will note, the text is quite long. Please treat is as a ‘browse’ selection and choose the section(s) that interest you the most.”

Be sure to get a clean plate before returning to the buffet line.

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January 26, 2008

Lost but not for long: The Art of Me[ez]lang.elle.ing

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The original link to the above listed in the syllabus directs to an expired site, but for reference I found what might be where the material has migrated.

The Art of Me[ez]lang.elle.ing

January 7, 2008

Course description

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Media theory is transforming the ways in which literature and art conceive textuality, do research, focus on projects, and present their results. This seminar will focus specially on New Media theory, electronic textuality, and New Media art, exploring the ways in which text, image, graphics, and design interact in digital media. It will explore the implications of media-specific analysis, asking in what ways and with what implications a media-focused approach changes traditional disciplinary practices. Among the provocative questions the seminar will entertain is whether a work has to have words to qualify as “literary,” and how text and image change when they interact together. Other issues will focus on the position of the embodied creator and user in New Media, and the ways in which digital works, as time-based media, change reading, writing, and interpretive practices. Readings will include both key theoretical texts and explorations of recent electronic literature and New Media art.

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